Red Wool Trench

Around this time every year is when I would start to complain incessantly about the cold, and vow to move somewhere subtropical. So I found it alarming that (so far) I’ve felt no urge to complain or plot my move. For the first time in a while, I really (really!) love late fall, frosted windshield in the morning and all.

My colorful coats therapy must be working… who can stay ornery in a vibrant red coat for long?

Zara Batwing Sleeve Sweater in Ecru (size S) || J. Crew Icon Trench Coat in Italian Wool Cashmere in Bright Red (size 000P; reviewed here) || ASOS Scalloped Skirt (size 2; current season here) || Burberry Heritage Giant Check Cashmere Scarf (reviewed here) || Burberry Medium Banner House Check Leather Tote in Light Grey Melange || Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over-the-Knee Stretch Boots (reviewed here)

Speaking of things that make me happy: Zara has been a gold mine this fall. I struggled to shop there from spring to late summer, but have found a lot to love since its pre-fall collection dropped. One item that I really like from my Black Friday haul is this batwing sleeve sweater, which I now want in all four colors. It is soft, loose in the best way, and is so fun to wear (this outfit doesn’t showcase the batwing sleeves, but they legitimately made me feel like a bat, which is a pretty amusing thing to imagine).

There are almost too many styles to recommend, so I would encourage you to pop into a store and try some things on. I plan to blog about them eventually, but doubt that I’ll get to them all before sizes sell out. Keep your eyes peeled for the following: cable knit sweater (I am thisclose to ordering ten more of these), frilled skirt, frilled tweed dress, and lace top (I own this in all three colors and duplicates in green).


And until 12/7, earn up to $700 in Saks Fifth Avenue gift cards (on purchases over $3000) with code DEC2016. The boots, bag, and scarf from this post all qualify for this promotion. Use code HOLIDAY for free shipping and free returns.

Other picks: Rebecca Taylor Tweed Peplum Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Highland Suede Over-The-Knee Boots, Chloé Drew Mini Leather Saddle Crossbody Bag, and Saint Laurent Baby Sac De Jour Leather Tote.

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